Masonry Magazine explains how high-definition aerial imagery has become an essential building block for mason contractors
Back when the ancient Egyptian pyramids were being built, ruthless pharaohs pressed the underprivileged into servitude—removing any concern for labor costs, expensive equipment, or project deadlines. For today's masonry contractor, this bit of history couldn't be more ironic. Large projects rely on carefully managed budgets, sophisticated equipment and technologies, and craftsmen who are paid according to their skills.
In its recent article entitled "Aerial Imagery: The Right Tool for Masons", Masonry Magazine explains how high-definition aerial imagery is a critical piece of technology that speeds up workflows for masonry contractors.
Any tool that can make the design lifecycle more efficient—bidding, estimating, pre-design, field measurement and validation, design adjustment, final approval, and go live—should be a welcome and integral part of the process."
High-resolution aerial imagery is an ideal tool for restoration and remodeling work, as well as for new construction. Innovators in this field, like Nearmap, aren’t simply capturing hyper-clear views of the ground from cameras mounted in airplanes. They’re also creating tools that allow contractors to “translate” images into the data and vocabulary they speak.
Read the full article on Masonry Magazine.